Spider Spotlight: Wolf Spiders

10 Family Friendly Spider Facts

Are you afraid of the big (bad) wolf spider? Their name comes by the wolf-like way they stalk their prey, but they are quick to run away from you. We’d call them more scaredy cat than vicious canine. Ready to learn all about wolf spiders?

All About Wolf Spiders

What do they look like? This type of spider is brown, gray, black or tan with dark markings that help to camouflage it. They are anywhere from 1/4″ to 1″ long.

Are wolf spiders dangerous? They might be venomous, but they are actually very afraid of you and would rather stay far away. If provoked and they do bite, it can be very painful but not life-threatening.

Where do they live? They are ground dwellers and normally nest in burrows. They do not spin webs.

What do they eat? Wolf spiders eat big prey: crickets, roaches, beetles, and mealworms.

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